Tim Kirby

South Charleston, WV

Tim Kirby

Tim Kirby, 61, of Charleston, passed away on October 7th, 2019, at home.

Tim was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, and raised in South Charleston with his brother and sisters. He attended West Virginia University and worked at Tidewater Grill in downtown Charleston, where he became the General Manager. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Tidewater, Chop House, and Gratzi, all located in the Charleston Town Center Mall. In between his time at the Town Center, he also managed Berry Hills Country Club in Davis Creek. Most recently, he worked in the field for the United States Census Bureau and as a Funeral Attendant for Snodgrass Funeral Home.

Tim was a loving father who worked tirelessly to secure a home for his family. He loved to cook, and enjoyed volunteering at the Manna Meal soup kitchen. He expressed a great interest in criminal law and read constantly. Tim was an extremely humble man.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Kirby; his uncle, Kenny Chambers of Moorefield, WV; his father, Carl; and his mother, Bernadette.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; his three children—Tim (Morgan), Nicholas (Arden) and Noah; sisters—Kristy Kirby of Charlotte, NC, and Meg Kirby and Carrie Swann of Spring Hill, WV; his loving aunt—Helen Chambers of Moorefield; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and four-legged friends. He was nothing short of a hero, and he will be forever loved.

A gathering of family and friends to Honor the Life of Tim will be held from 6pm to 8pm, Friday, October 11, 2019, at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, Tim would appreciate any donations sent to Manna Meal of Charleston.

Memories of Tim may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

18 replies
  1. John Deanthony says:

    Kirb, was a gentle giant. You will be missed! May God bless the boys and your family.
    Godspeed my friend.

  2. Alice L. McNealy Snead says:

    Mary Beth, Children and sisters- I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Tim. May the good Lord give you love and strength. Alice and Tim Snead So. Chas.

  3. Sally Johnson, retired librarian from Kenna. says:

    Mary Beth, Timmy, Nicholas and Noah, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. He was such a nice guy and whenever we were at the Tidewater or ChopHouse he would stop by our table and visit for a while. He seemed to be such a gentle soul. Love and prayers to you all. May he rest in peace.

  4. Larry says:

    Tim & I have known each other many yrs. His obit pretty much tells it all. He will be sadly miss by the entire Snodgrass Team & family. My condolences to his family & friends !!’

  5. The Corrie Family says:

    We are saddened by the news of Tim passing. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and loving memories. You and your family are in our prayers.

  6. Susan Conner says:

    Mary Beth, I knew you at King, Betts, & Allen, where I was a new attorney advocating women’s rights & Bob King called you “Sweetpea.” I thought that term was demeaning, but he was right: you were one of the sweetest people I ever met. I remember when you began dating Tim & got married. I am very sorry for your loss.

  7. Brett Honaker says:

    Kristy ,Meg,cerri. Tim and were childhood friends and life long buddies. We went to the beach and hunted as kids I will always have fond memories of our times together. Rip Tim . Love you man. Brett

  8. Shannon Dickens says:

    My condolences to Tim’s family and friends. I’m sure they don’t remember me, i worked for him at the chop over 10 years ago as a trainer. We may not have seen eye to eye all the time…especially because I’m 5 feet tall, but we always had respect and a joke. I treasure the time i spent with him at the chop house especially when he didn’t know i was watching his beautiful family grow. I wish you the ease of grief as it grows and fades.

  9. Paul James Doeffinger says:

    Mary Beth, I played in a band called “Staffhouse” and got to know you guys when we played at Cheers on Capitol St. You guys were great to us!
    Tim was a great guy! Take care… We`ll be thinking of you and family…

  10. Trish Price says:

    I met Tim during the month of October several years ago when he hosted the breast cancer survivors luncheon at the Chop House. His kindness to all of us survivors was greatly appreciated. My heartfelt condolences, prayers of comfort to his family. ⚘🙏🏽

  11. Jenny and Rick Johnson says:

    Mary Beth, so sorry! Both of you where so good to both of mine. Scott and Liza Johnson! No Liza never spent the night but Scott sure did , Scott if there, all boys! We as parents loved your good boys! Timmy or Tim now was a joy! Breaks my heart to see Tim about to finally slow down in life , not always fair!

  12. Rick Salmons says:

    Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Tim truly made the world a better place. RIP, buddy.

  13. mohammad h yousaf says:

    Dear Mary Beth. Was shocked to hear about your husband’s death. I knew him and have helped him for all his problems for a long time. I was surprised and sad to hear about it. He was such a wonderful man but had his problems that were tough to cope with but he tried his best. He sure is in a much better place in peace !! May God bless his soul. Amen. !! May God give you and the boys courage to bear this terrible loss Amen ..

  14. Paul F Collins aka Fred says:

    Sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. I grew up on Forest Ave with the Kirbys. I remember him well.

  15. Linda Arnold says:

    To Tim’s family and friends — I was saddened to learn of Tim’s passing, and I’ve been reflecting back on the times I’ve interacted with him over the years at Tidewater, the Chop House and, more recently, at Snodgrass Funeral Home. Sometimes he would email me about a column I’d written, and I always appreciated his thoughtful comments and his concern for our community. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Tim will certainly be missed.
    With sympathy,
    Linda Arnold

  16. Julie And Bill Farriss says:

    We are so very sorry to hear that Tim passed. We have many fond memories over the many years knowing him through the hospitality industry. Our deepest Sympathy to his family

  17. William E. Board says:

    MaryBeth: We were stunned by the news of Tim’s passing.Please know you have our sincerest condolences, prayers & thoughts for you and the boys. I fondly remember you when we first met in George Guthrie’s Law office. My brother, John, and I were clients as the Woodrums Building LTD Partnership. It was the summer of 1994. When we learned you and Tim were married, I thought, what a great couple! So especially proud of your boys, when they received their “White Cross of Sigma Chi “at WVU. God Speed Tim, You’re a wonderful dad, husband, brother, provider, and, I am very proud to say, friend. Our hearts go out to you all.
    Bill, Debbie, Brian, Michael, and Alex Board.


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